What makes some people behave sensibly in a time of crisis and others go off in strange directions? It all comes down to personality traits, says PhD candidate Conor Wynn. By recognising certain cues, we can learn to modify our behaviour.
In times of crisis, such as COVID-19, researchers argue that using labels such as ‘social distancing’ can make people feel even more isolated and anxious. Language is important and so is social connectedness.